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Reading Medieval Anchoritism

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Zusammenfassung This interdisciplinary study of medieval English anchoritism from 1080-1450! explodes the myth of the anchorhold a... Lire la suite
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Zusammenfassung This interdisciplinary study of medieval English anchoritism from 1080-1450! explodes the myth of the anchorhold as solitary death-cell! reveals it instead as the site of potential intellectual exchange! and demonstrates an anchoritic spirituality in synch with the wider medieval world.

Auteur

Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Edge Hill University



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This interdisciplinary study of medieval English anchoritism from 1080-1450, explodes the myth of the anchorhold as solitary death-cell, reveals it instead as the site of potential intellectual exchange, and demonstrates an anchoritic spirituality in synch with the wider medieval world.



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Introduction The Origins of Anchoritism Introduction to Medieval Anchoritism Introduction to the Anchoritic Guidance Writing Genre PART ONE: ANCHORITIC SPIRITUALITY IN ISOLATION: THE ENGLISH ANCHORITIC GUIDES Chapter One: Introducing the Guides The Earlier-Medieval Guides The Later-Medieval Guides Chapter Two: Anchoritic Enclosure Permanent Fixity of Place The Purpose of Anchoritic Enclosure Anchoritic Enclosure and Living Death The Invisible Anchorhold Safeguarding Anchoritic Enclosure Chapter Three: Anchoritic Solitude and Sociability The Idealisation of Solitude Qualifying Solitude: Acceptable Anchoritic Interaction Safeguarding Solitude: Demonising Anchoritic Sociability Anchoritic Sociability and Chastity PART TWO: ANCHORITIC SPIRITUALITY IN CONTEXT: ENGLISH ANCHORITISM AND THE WIDER MEDIEVAL WORLD Chapter Four: Anchoritism and Asceticism The History of Asceticism Anchoritism and Earlier-Medieval Asceticism: Waging Ascetical War Anchoritism and Ascetical Discretion Anchoritism and Later-Medieval Asceticism: Sin-Hatred not Flesh-Hatred Purity without Pain: Ascetical Meditation Chapter Five: Anchoritism and Contemplative Experience The Vocabulary of Contemplation The Three Stages of Contemplation: Meditation, Vision, Fusion Anchoritic Contemplation and the Active/Contemplative Debate Anchoritic Contemplation and Contemplative Orthodoxy

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Reading Medieval Anchoritism
Sous-titre: Ideology and Spiritual Practices
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780708325049
ISBN: 978-0-7083-2504-9
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: University of Wales Press
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 256
Poids: 478g
Taille: H237mm x B163mm x T21mm
Année: 2011